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Islam in the Early Modern Protestant Imagination: Religious and Political Rhetoric of English Protestant- Ottoman Relations (1528-1588)

@inproceedings{Jerkins2012IslamIT,
  title={Islam in the Early Modern Protestant Imagination: Religious and Political Rhetoric of English Protestant- Ottoman Relations (1528-1588)},
  author={Jae Jerkins},
  year={2012}
}
After the Reconquista of Spain in 1492, it was the Ottomans who presented the greatest external threat to Christian hegemony in Europe. Consequently, Western scholars often presume that sixteenth century European Christians only perceived Muslims in a negative light. The Papacy, the Holy Roman Emperor, and Protestant theologians like Martin Luther and John Calvin are all found warning Europe of the imminent threat of Ottoman conquest. However, this is not the complete story. Warnings against… 

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